La tragica morte di Olivia Newton-John ha sconvolto Hollywood. L’attore ha condotto una battaglia di 30 anni contro il cancro al seno metastatico, dicendo a People nel febbraio 2021 che si “sentiva benissimo”. Tuttavia, ha perso quella battaglia l’8 agosto. Suo marito, John Easterling, ha confermato la notizia su Facebook, dicendo ai fan: “Dama Olivia Newton-John è morta pacificamente nel suo ranch nel sud della California questa mattina, circondata da famiglia e amici”.
Their special bond was actually put on full display just two days before the 73-year-old's death, when Lattanzi posted a photo of them together and gushed, "I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend." Indeed, their union was unshakeable, and Lattanzi was right by her mother's side throughout her battle with cancer. As Newton-John told People, Lattanzi gave her strength. "She is my reason to be," she said. Now, a newly resurfaced interview shows that their connection was something special before Lattanzi was even born.
Olivia Newton-John made a powerful promise to save her daughter
Shortly after news of Olivia Newton-John's death was confirmed by her husband, John Easterling, on her Facebook page, a poignant year-old interview with the "Grease" star resurfaced. The actor sat down with "A Life of Greatness" podcast in 2021 and they re-released the 50-minute episode in memory of her life on August 8. Listening to it is almost eerie as some of her comments now take on a whole new meaning. The four-time Grammy award-winner spoke candidly about her battle with stage four breast cancer, the power of love and faith in helping one get through the darkest days, and the heartbreaking promise she once made to her daughter before she was born. As the official blurb explains, "This episode will teach you that despite it all there are countless ways to elevate our lives, thrive in the present and experience small miracles."
During the in-depth chat, Newton-John revealed (via the Daily Mail) how she leaned on her faith when she was pregnant with her only child, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, in 1985. "I was close to losing her," Newton-John recalled. "I went to bed and asked God to save her and if he did, I would say the Lord's Prayer every night for the rest of my life and so I have." She was also asked if she believed in an afterlife. "I have had experiences with spirits or spirit life and felt the spirit world and have heard things, that I believe there is something that happens," Newton-John said.